Radio Show Progress: my brain is storming

I was lucky enough to be in a group largely made up of people I know and am friends with, so communication to this point has been easy. Fairly early on, we created a Google Doc to communicate our ideas and brainstorm our project. One of our first ideas, and I think the one we’re going to stick with, is to review and critique spy movies, young and old. We feel like it’s a pretty predictable genre which can be hard to make seem unique, so spy movies that can manage to stand out deserve recognition.

It feel like a lot of the time, our perception of what real-life spies are like is based on what the movies show us, which is obviously not always the case. Distinguishing what is realistic from what is over-blown or pompous is one of the points we would make in the show.

For the most part, we are still in the brainstorming stages, but communication over spring break will be key so that we can hit the ground running as soon as we get back. I’m confident that we will produce quality work, but our communication the next week will be a large factor.

3 Replies to “Radio Show Progress: my brain is storming”

  1. I like your groups idea on looking at spy movies. It would be especially cool having your characters analyze those films because it would be spies critiquing spies. Which could lend to a very interesting narrative!

  2. Doing movie critiques as a radio show can be challenging. One problem people run into with this type of show is that they include clips which are too dependent on the visual elements. That don’t work well as an audio experience. Another trap people fall into is just reading written reviews, without any audio production. It can be difficult to make that a compelling listening experience. That being said, this can work very well. You just need to keep the focus on the critique, and also focus sound production to capture the listeners’ interest.

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